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Studio Ghibli Releasing More Foreign Films in Japan; Plans Film with Foreign Director

Nausicaa.net is reporting that Studio Ghibli is branching out further into film distribution in Japan, focusing on bringing foreign animated films to Japanese movie theaters after a successful run of the French Le Roi et L’Oiseau. The next film to be brought to Japan by Ghibli will be My Love by Aleksandr Petrov, to be […]

Australia/New Zealand Release of "Tales from Earthsea" in 2007

Nausicaa.net is reporting that Madman Entertainment has secured the rights to distribute Studio Ghibli’s Tales from Earthsea in Australia and New Zealand. The movie will begin its theatrical run in mid-2007.

Hayao Miyazaki Named in Time Asia's "60 Years of Asian Heroes"

Time Asia has posted a feature on “60 Years of Asian Heroes,” naming the most influential figures in Asian history for the past 6 decades. One of the 60 is Hayao Miyazaki, described as, “Walt Disney, Steven Spielberg and Orson Welles combined, with a dash of Claude Monet in his sumptuous landscapes and more than […]

The Trouble With Being Goro Miyazaki

A profile in the New York Times reveals the trials that Goro Miyazaki has endured since the release of Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea) (registration required), including critical comments by Earthsea author Ursula K. LeGuin and the inevitable comparisons to his father, renowned animation director Hayao Miyazaki.

Goro Miyazaki vs. Hayao Miyazaki

Reuters has published a profile on Goro Miyazaki, director of Studio Ghibli’s Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea) and son of famed anime director Hayao Miyazaki. The article puts a spotlight on the antagonism between the two men, which seems to stretch outside of the family sphere and into open competition in the field of animated […]

Bradford International Animation Day Pays Tribute to Miyazaki

The Bradford Animation Festival 2006 will be showing a triple-bill of 3 Hayao Miyazaki films in celebratoin of International Animation Day on October 28, 2006. My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and Princess Mononoke will be screened starting at 1:30 PM. Tickets are £5.00, or £12.00 for a day pass. (via Nausicaa.net)

"Whisper of the Heart" Screenings in California Sept. 23 and 24

Nausicaa.net is reporting that Studio Ghibli’s Whisper of the Heart will be screened at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, California, on September 23, 2006, at 3:00 PM; and again at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California, the next day at 7:30 PM. The screening at the Egyptian Theatre will be part of the “Unshown […]

Le Guin Posts Impressions of "Tales from Earthsea"; Explains Delay in US Release

Writer Ursula K. LeGuin has published a lengthy article explaining the context behind Studio Ghibli’s Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea) and a detailed explanation of her impressions of the film. LeGuin’s Earthsea series of novels were the basis for the movie, as well as the SciFi Channel live-action adaptation released in 2004. According to LeGuin, […]

"Tales from Earthsea's" Hit Debut Weekend; Goro Miyazaki Interview

Nausicaa.net is reporting that Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea) beat out all its competition at the box office on its debut weekend, taking in at least 10 billion yen according to early estimates. The same article also links to an English language interview with director Goro Miyazaki published by the Daily Yomiuri.

Hayao Miyazaki Preparaing Next Film

Nausicaa.net has a report that director Hayao Miyazaki is preparing to make his next film, according to a translated report from a Toshio Suzuki interview from the TBS program R30. No real details were provided, other than pointing out that the title contains two “no” (の) characters, something his films are known for in Japan.

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